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  • An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Artsby Terence A. Lancashire

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits, or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of Buddhist teachings. Terence Lancashire provides a valuable... more...

  • Nina Simoneby Kerry Acker

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    - Explores the contributions of women in the science and arts, whose paths allowed them to break gender barriers. - Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia. - Presents inspiring portraits of achievement. more...

  • The Girls' Guide to Elvisby Kim Adelman

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 11.99

    really want to know about the man who continues to leave generations of females ?All Shook Up.? ?It?s just like being in junior high again. This book offers the scoop on Elvis?s way with women?the wives, the girlfriends, the screaming fans?and leaves plenty of room for ever important hair and wardrobe discussions...[and] films and concert highlights... more...

  • Sound Commitmentsby Robert Adlington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 22.99

    List of contributors. Introduction: Avant-garde Music and the Sixties. 1. Avant-garde-Some Introductory Notes on the Politics of a Label. 2. "Demolish Serious Culture!": Henry Flynt and Workers World Party. 3. Forms of Opposition at the 'Politiek-Demonstratief Experimenteel' Concert. 4. Aesthetic Theories and Revolutionary Practice:... more...

  • Representing African Musicby Kofi Agawu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of ethnographic data? Even the term "African music" suggests there is an agreed-upon meaning, but African music signifies differently to different... more...

  • Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billyby Will Alan; Alan Licht; Will Oldham; Licht Oldham

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    "W - Sweeney called me and said that Johnny Cash just recorded ' I See A Darkness.' We had a Bowery Ballroom show a week or two later, and he invited Rick Rubin to come to the show; he came to the show . . . and asked if I wanted to play piano on the song. A - Which you agreed to do despite not knowing how to play piano. W - Yes . . . A man who... more...

  • Vocal Rescueby Lois Alba

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 72.95

    "Lois Alba is a master teacher, ...I have never seen a vocal instructor who got such remarkable results in such a short time." - Irene Dalis, General Director, Opera San Jose Achieving a successful singing career, especially in opera, can seem almost impossible to many singers because of fear of high notes, lack of projection, and confusion on... more...

  • Michael Jackson ? Legend, Hero, Icon: A Tribute to the King of Popby James Aldis

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 16.42

    A lavishly illustrated tribute to the greatest entertainer of a generation. more...

  • Singer-Songwriters and Musical Open Micsby Marcus Aldredge

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    Marcus Aldredge presents an ethnographic exploration of New York City’s live music events where musicians signup and perform short sets. Drawing from multiple qualitative methods, Aldredge describes how open mics have etched a vital organizational place in the Western and urban musical landscape. Important themes in the book include: the tension... more...

  • Soul Musicby Candace Allen

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 7.28

    Can music change lives, and classical music in particular? In Soul Music, novelist and former activist of African descent, Candace Allen asks whether the pitched battles between ?our? music and ?their? music of her youth are alive among young people engaged in music study. She follows the beat of music ? from Blues, Miles Davis as friend of the family,... more...